For our December event we decided to change things up a bit and have more of a themed party because let’s be honest…What’s more fun than drinking great local beer with great people? Drinking great local beer with great people while wearing a ridiculous ugly sweater! That’s what!
Being on a Friday attendees didn’t have to worry about a workday hangover the next day and they made the most of it!
We partnered up with The Score On Davie and Parallel 49 Brewing on this one, and if you weren’t there you missed out.
One of the reasons for holding the event at The Score was to help launch their new feature tap and celebrate that they had just been granted a liquor primary license! The feature tap was fittingly Parallel 49′s Ugly Sweater Milk Stout, and it was on special all night long.
Parallel 49 also stepped up and provided an amazing cask – it was a blend between their Ugly Sweater Milk Stout and their unreleased, at that point, Russian Imperial Stout. The RIS gave the Ugly Sweater a nice boost in thickness and abv, it came out at 8%, and it was pure deliciousness that didn’t last very long with the thirsty crew on hand.
As the night wore on, people were invited to have their pictures taken with Santa, who was passing over milk and cookies that night for some of the craft beer on display. The pictures with him were instant classics and after a couple more drinks from the cask Santa got up on the bar and danced for the crowd!
Finally, late into the night, when last call was done and the lights had come on, people started to make their way to the door. Reluctantly. The event had come to an end but we’re sure that the stories will last at least until the next YVRBeerTweetup Christmas Party.
Thanks to everyone that attended, thanks to The Score and thanks to Parallel 49 Brewing! We had such a great time hosting this Ugly X-mas Sweater Party and we’re already looking forward to the 2013 edition!